On This Day - 17 December 1915

Spotlights over Paris Theatre definitions: Western Front comprises the Franco-German-Belgian front and any military action in Great Britain, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Holland.  Eastern Front comprises the German-Russian, Austro-Russian and Austro-Romanian fronts.  Southern Front comprises the Austro-Italian and Balkan (including Bulgaro-Romanian) fronts, and Dardanelles.  Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres comprises Egypt, Tripoli, the Sudan, Asia Minor (including Transcaucasia), Arabia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, China, India, etc.  Naval and Overseas Operations comprises operations on the seas (except where carried out in combination with troops on land) and in Colonial and Overseas theatres, America, etc.  Political, etc. comprises political and internal events in all countries, including Notes, speeches, diplomatic, financial, economic and domestic matters.  Source: Chronology of the War (1914-18, London; copyright expired)

Eastern Front

Austrians repulsed on River Strypa (Galicia).

Southern Front

German threat to invade Greece.  M. Skouloudis forbids Bulgarian troops to set foot on Greek soil.

Asiatic and Egyptian Theatres

Russians drive hundreds of Kurds back to their mountains.

Naval and Overseas Operations

British advance in Cameroons.

Jang Mangas taken after sharp fighting.

Small German cruiser "Bremen" and T.B.D. sunk by submarine in Baltic.

Political, etc.

Debate on Anglo-Danish agreement signed 19 November 1915, text not published.


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